News, Events and Updates

Interlend 2019 Programme

(Programme subject to change)

Day 1: 24th June
09.00 – 10.00 Registration and refreshments   10.00 – 10.05 Jean Christopher: Welcome and housekeeping   10.05 – 11.00 Keynote Barbara Band: Careers of the Future, Jobs of Tomorrow  
11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments  
11.30 – 13.00 GROUP A Visit to Belfast Central Library     11.30 – 12.15 GROUP B British Library update about copyright and the supply of e-chapters and scans of articles     12.15 – 13.00 GROUP B Denise Jones: Bits and Bytes    
13.00 – 14.00   Lunch
14.00 –15.30 GROUP B Visit to Belfast Central Library       14.00 – 14.45 GROUP A Denise Jones: Bits and Bytes  
14.45 – 15.30 GROUP AMore …

Registration for Interlend 2019 is now closed. Many thanks.

Interlend 2019 will be hosted at the Hilton Belfast on 24th and 25th of June 2019.

We will continue to update the event page here with more details as they are published. We look forward to seeing you all in Belfast!

Interlend 2019 – Sponsored Delegates

Interlend 2019 – Do you want to be our sponsored delegate?

The Forum for Interlending (FIL) is offering sponsored delegate places at the forthcoming Interlend 2019 conference, to be held at the  Hilton Belfast  on 24th and 25th of June 2019

The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference, all meals, accommodation and reasonable travel expenses.

For more information and news on the conference go to the FIL website, FIL Twitter feed and Facebook page.




Application Process

To be considered, a letter of application should be sent to the FIL chair, Jean Christopher  

This should include:

1. Full name

2. Contact details (email, telephone number, address)

3. Note of availability to attend conference if award is granted

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Interlend 2019: Learning and Evolving Technologies: their Effect on Libraries and How they are used.

The FIL committee now invites applications from the inter-lending community to speak and/or run breakout sessions or workshop sessions.

Interlend 2019 will be hosted at the Hilton Belfast on 24th and 25th of June 2019. The theme for Interlend 2019 centres on the changes affecting interlending practices and behaviour by new and evolving technologies and how we can meet expectations and challenges in the future, the move to more e-books; inclusive practices; collaborative innovations and reduced copyright restrictions.

Presentation/workshop topics could cover:

• Interlending & Document Supply Service Reviews
• Service Development/Practical solutions to everyday problems
• The impact and implications of copyright law
• Interlending tools and systems
• Open access
• Money Saving Initiatives
• Meeting theMore …

FIL@BL Boston Spa, Friday 9th Nov. 2018

Our FIL@BL Boston Spa event details have now been finalised. FIL will provide transport to the British Library at Boston Spa from York city centre (pick up from Memorial gardens, next to the Railway Station) at 10.30am. Booking closes Friday 2 November 2018. Spaces are limited by the number of seats on the coach so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Attendance rate (includes coach from York station, refreshments, lunch and a 1 1/2 hours tour of the Digital Preservation and Conversation facilities and the ‘Robot’ Building):

FIL member: £65

non- member: £90

Please find the programme below.

FIL@BL Boston Spa, Friday 9th Nov. 2018

10.30   Coach from York Train Station 

11.00   Registration/Tea & Coffee/Networking Opportunity 

11.15   The National Bibliographic KnowledgeMore …

Interlend 2018 Programme

Programme for Interlend 2018*

Day 1: 25th June
09.00-10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00-10.05 Welcome and housekeeping
10.05-11.00 Keynote: Ayub Khan (CILIP President) – Rethinking the Library
11.00-11.30 Refreshments
11.30-12.15 Michael Webb & Abimbola Alayo (Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) – BaseDoc: a tool for managing inter-library loan requests
12.15-13.00 Alan Dawson (Bangor University), Marie Lancaster (Cardiff Metropolitan University) & Gareth Owen (WHELF) – WHELF Consortium ‘Reciprocal Borrowing Partnership’ – Sharing is Caring.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Shirley Cousins, Copac Service Manager, Jisc and Bethan Ruddock, National Bibliographic Knowledgebase project manager, Jisc – The Jisc National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) and interlending
14.45-15.30 Saskia van Elburg & Nicola Tricker – Plymouth University Library 2018More …

Interlend 2019 Location

The results are now in from our vote for the location of Interlend 2019.
Winning by just one vote was Belfast.

See you all there in 2019.

Interlend 2019 – help decide the location

The FIL committee managed to narrow down the location of Interlend 2019 to three locations – two left over from the vote last year and one new location, but again we need your help.

Please follow the doodle poll link and cast your vote to help us decide the location for Interlend 2019.

Each participant gets one vote and we will leave the poll running until 9th February 2018.

Take a look at the previous locations of interlend.

FIL@BL 2017

FIL@BL St Pancras
The Magic of Interlibrary Loans

Friday 24th November 2017
Provisional Programme

13.00 Welcome & Overview of the Afternoon

Kate Ebdon
British Library/BL Observer FIL

13.05 Talk 1: Accessibility and the opportunities for document delivery
Ben Watson & Matthias Werner
University of Kent, Canterbury

13.45 Talk 2: Document Delivery at Imperial: Service design and application

Karine Larose

Imperial College London

14.30 Coffee & Networking

15.00 Talk 3:
Joe Mcarthur
Right to Research
15.45 Event Round Up

Kate Ebdon
British Library/BL Observer FIL

16.00 Event Close

Interlend 2017 Programme

Programme for Interlend 2017*

Booking form available here

Day 1: 26th June

09.00-10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.00-10.05 Sandra DeRoy: Welcome and housekeeping

10.05-11.00 Keynote Karen Blakeman: The future of
search: technology, politics and humans

11.00-11.30 Refreshments

11.30-12.15 Roxanne Grimmett: Workflows without barriers

12.15-13.00 Jo Cox: BL update

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.45 Ed Davidson: OCLC’s new ILL management system ‘Tipasa’ and UK ILL

14.45-15.30 Ben Watson & Matthias Werner: Accessibility and the opportunities for document delivery

15.30-16.00 Refreshments

16.00 – 16.45 Alison Dyer: Thinking outside of the box when sourcing documents. Workshop.
16.45–17.00 Day 1 round up

19.30-20.00 Pre-dinner drinks reception

20.00 – Conference dinner

*Programme subject to change


Day 2: 27th June*

09.00-09.30 AGM

09.30-10.30More …